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Central provinces prepare for upcoming powerful storm
The Saigon Times Daily
Thursday,  Sep 14, 2017,19:30 (GMT+7)

Central provinces prepare for upcoming powerful storm

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC – Central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh are racing against time to take urgent measures to cushion the impact of Tropical Storm Doksuri which is forecast to make landfall in the region tomorrow, VnExpress newspaper reports.

Doksuri, the tenth storm to hit the East Sea this year, is seen as a powerful storm with gusts reaching level 12 at its eye. Provincial authorities have banned all ships and vessels from heading out to sea since on September 13.

In Ha Tinh, provincial chairman Dang Quoc Khanh had an online meeting with authorities of 13 districts in the province to discuss ways to minimize effects of the storm. Ha Tinh has more than 6,000 vessels, and nearly 3,000 of them operating at sea have been called back to shore or take shelter.

Chairman Khanh also required districts to establish teams to help local people deal with the storm.
Nghe An Province’s chairman Nguyen Xuan Duong assigned grassroots authorities of Nghi Loc, Quynh Luu, Hoang Mai and Cua Lo districts and border guards to ask ships to seek shelters or sail out of high-risk waters.

According to the provincial committee for natural disaster prevention and search-rescue, nearly 4,000 boats with 19,000 people on board in the high seas have been informed of the approaching storm.

In Thanh Hoa Province, 4,700 boats with 11,800 fishermen were fishing offshore on September 13. At present, 3,500 boats have taken shelters while the remaining 1,200 with 7,000 people on board have yet to move to safety.

The provincial authorities asked districts to update the development of the storm and inform fishermen of the danger.

According to the Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, Vietnam may suffer 13-15 storms and tropical low pressures this year, including three to four storms hitting the central region.

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